Blocking trade paths hurts economies and makes everyone a loser

Anti-globalisation sentiment has found political voice in many developed economies since the global financial crisis, most loudly in the US, where not one major contender… Read More

Solving Northeast Asian security

North Korea’s fifth nuclear test in early September 2016 has intensified the security predicament in Northeast Asia. China faces a strategic dilemma: deal with North… Read More

How smart is China’s media diplomacy?

Amidst increasing unease regarding the attempts of Chinese organisations and individuals to purchase political influence in Australia, a newly published article by Griffith academic and… Read More

Tributary deference to China not in our interests

Former prime minister Paul Keating’s intervention that Australia needs to work harder to accommodate China’s rise highlights the importance of having an informed national debate… Read More

Security shouldn’t trump economics on the Ausgrid sale

Security trumps economics, or so the Ausgrid saga seems to have taught us. But maybe this framing is all wrong. Security and economics might be… Read More

A world of possibilities

My interest in China developed after participating in Griffith University’s Asia Future Fellows program for undergraduates in 2014. In 2016, I spent six months studying and… Read More

Managing a revisionist China

In the wake of China’s ongoing attempts to claim maritime rights over practically the whole of the South China Sea, its increased incursions into territorial… Read More

Fostering collaborative research: Improving patient care in China

In 2014, Dr Frances Lin was awarded a Griffith University – Peking University Collaborative Research Scheme Grant. Her research expertise is in patient safety in… Read More

South China Sea ruling won’t improve regional security

The Permanent Court of Arbitration’s (PCA) ruling in the South China Sea case filed by the Philippines has been labelled a ‘sweeping victory’ against China. Read More

How Chinese scholars think about Chinese foreign policy

Since the 2008 global financial crisis China’s diplomacy has moved towards a more confident or even assertive direction in international politics (He and Feng 2012;… Read More